Igor Shesterkin back in NY Rangers lineup, Gallant hints at another change

The New York Rangers will go back to Igor Shesterkin as they return home to face the Arizona Coyotes.

This season, the Blueshirts are 3-3-3 at Madison Square Garden and have been outscored by a 27-22. Aside from looking to avoid a losing streak after a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, the team wants to snap an 0-2-1 skid in their last three home games.

Here’s tonight’s game and broadcast info:

New York Rangers (7-6-3) vs. Arizona Coyotes (6-7-1)
Date/Time: November 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET
Arena: Madison Square Garden
TV: MSG
Radio: ESPN 98.7

New York Rangers injury report:

Vitali Kravtsov: Tooth infection (Day-toDay)

“He had the flu yesterday morning and his teeth are really bothering him so he spent the morning in the dentist’s chair,” Gerard Gallant said via the team’s YouTube channel. “That’s the latest update I got.”

There’s no work on when he will be available to return.

NY Rangers lineup vs Coyotes

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Jan 22, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates a goal with defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Shesterkin, 26, is 7-2-2 on the season with a GAA of 2.53 and a SV% of .909. At the Garden, he’s 3-2-2 with a .910 SV% and a 2.53 GAA.

For his career against the Coyotes, Shesterkin is a perfect 2-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA but a .898 SV%.

As for the lineup, Gallant hinted that their could be one change.

“There might be one and you’ll find out soon,” he said.

One potential swap could be Ryan Carpenter coming in for Ryan Reaves.

Here’s the projected lines (updated via MSG Broadcast):

  • Kreider – Zibanejad – Vesey
  • Panarin – Trocheck – Goodrow
  • Lafrenière – Chytil – Kakko
  • Blais – Carpenter – Gauthier
  • Lindgren – Fox
  • Miller – Trouba
  • Hajek – Schneider
  • Shesterkin
  • Halak

Rangers Game Notes

  • NYR all-time vs Coyotes 50-26-6-2
  • NYR 12-1-2 in their last 15 meetings vs Coyotes
  • Artemi Panarin is 2 assists from 400 career helpers
  • Jacob Trouba is 1 assist away from 200 in his career

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